Get Prevailing Party Fees for Winning, After Losing the Case by Dismissing?

The purpose of this exception to the rule is to prevent a defendant from unfair gamesmanship. If a defendant engages in costly litigation over an extended period, only to relinquish on the eve of an impending negative judgment, the plaintiff would be unjust forced to hold the bill.… Read More Get Prevailing Party Fees for Winning, After Losing the Case by Dismissing?

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Bernhard Law Firm Wins Dismissal of $1M Brazilian Guarantors from South Beach Commercial Leasing Lawsuit

Today, Bernhard Law Firm won dismissal of two Brazilian shareholders in a million $ dollar guaranty lawsuit for leasing of South Beach commercial space. (Florida Bar disclaimer: results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result).… Read More Bernhard Law Firm Wins Dismissal of $1M Brazilian Guarantors from South Beach Commercial Leasing Lawsuit

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR LAW IN AN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE – Six Steps to Determine Default Choice of Law Without Contractual Guidance

This article provides a primer on initial considerations in choice of law where there is no contractual provision predetermining the controlling law. This article uses the example of a foreign estate administration recouping Florida real estate owned by a Netherlands company.… Read More HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR LAW IN AN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE – Six Steps to Determine Default Choice of Law Without Contractual Guidance

How Valuable Is an Attorney’s Word? – Attorney Statements in Court as Evidence

Under Florida law, an attorney’s statements, as an officer of the court, can be admissible evidence on personal factual matters and non-privileged communications, such as personal coordination of a witness’s travel and location. Fishman v. Liberty Assocs., Inc., 196 So. 2d 493, 496–97 (Fla. 3d DCA 1967)… Read More How Valuable Is an Attorney’s Word? – Attorney Statements in Court as Evidence

Bernhard Law Firm wins appeal on judgment to reform real estate contract

This week, Bernhard Law Firm successfully obtained the dismissal of an appeal challenging the firm’s win in a dispute to void a $1.1 million refusal option in a Miami real estate contract. If you have questions about real estate disputes, financial disagreements, contract interpretation, and Florida appeals, please contact Bernhard Law Firm… Read More Bernhard Law Firm wins appeal on judgment to reform real estate contract